216 Rajabhuvara was immensely delighted. Then the Narapati Padusaha sent with the Senapati Bisalappa Nayaka valuable dresses, a crest set with pearls, ear-rings, necklaces, and five pairs of kotfal horses to Alii Yadula Saha who being greatly pleased with (the honour done to him) received them in the durbar. In return, he sent with Bisalappu elephants, horses, jewels and dresses including jewelled turbans, and superior shawls, and commanded one 01* his vakils to accompany him to Vijayanagara. Now the hezlls of the three Padusahas (who were at Bijapur) informed their respective masters that Alii Yadula Saha and Rajabhuvara, having joined together (in an alliance), were uniting their territories. On the receipt of this information, they sent to AllT Yadula Saha a snbedar of considerable influence with the object of (dissuading him from joining Eajabhuvara\ The Bidedar^ as soon as he reached (Bijapiir), (repaired to the presence ot) All! Yadula Saha and expostulated with him thus : " You are a Mussalraan sovereign ; it is not advisable that you should join your kingdom with that of an infidel Hindu. This course of action brings you neither greatness T«or glory. Let the past bury the past. Now, at least, be well advised and join the three Padusahas. If you four, joining together, urite your territories, and fight the Hindu infidel without carLtg for his favour, in such a manner as to conquer Karnataka, you acquire glory. If you do not listen to us, you will he ruined, and your country will be devastated. When you become an exile, you lose your honour. You are an intelligent (King) with considerable toresight. By joining (the three Padusahas), you will become great 5 and the four kingdoms Will acquire renowa ; and you will remain sale."* When Alii Yadula Łaha heard this counsel, he reflected (as follows):— "Why should I accept their advice and break my (plighted) word ? I must send the three Padusahas a reply * Tfc* original has 'nfana fa/fatt idh*'; fajSvtt probably is the Kanaa^a corruption «5 »afetyF security, etc.